SSWSC briefs: Slopestyle, moguls and slalom athletes near championship season |

SSWSC briefs: Slopestyle, moguls and slalom athletes near championship season

(From left) Steamboat Springs Winter Sports club athletes Louis Nguyen, Noah Riemenschneider and Cooper Puckett swept the podium in the Colorado Ski Cup men’s slalom race at Howelsen Hill.
Jon Nolting/Courtesy

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Due to an issue with the originally scheduled location, Howelsen Hill hosted a Colorado Ski Cup race last weekend, with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes dominating on their home slope. 

The Colorado Ski Cup is the highest level of regional FIS competition and local athletes picked up podium finishes.

On day one, Elsie Halvorsen won the women’s slalom race with a time of one minute, 26.92 seconds, while teammate Lauren Geary took second in 1:28.19. Riley Grosdidier was close behind in fourth. 

Noah Riemenschneider stood on top of the podium for the men’s slalom race with a time of 1:19.1, and Louis Nguyen and Cooper Puckett finished in second and third, giving the SSWSC the sweep. 

The next day, Grosdidier moved into second and Puckett was the victor on the men’s side. Meanwhile, Cole Gedeon and Kyle Kagan cracked the top five.

Day 1
Women: 1. Elsie Halvorsen, SSWSC, 1:26.92. 2. Lauren Geary, SSWSC, 1:28.19. 3. Kendahl Roufa, Vail, 1:28.22. 4. Riley Grosdidier, SSWSC, 1:29.02. 11. Sequoia Anstine, SSWSC, 1:30.42. 14. Maggie Sullivan, SSWSC, 1:30.9. 15. Cheyenne Brown, CMC, 1:30.95. 19. Ryli Adrian, SSWSC, 1:31.84. 20. Marissa Drobek, SSWSC, 1:31.93. 22. Shiau-Tau Ciecierska, CMC, 1:32.23. 23. Emily Craig, SSWSC, 1:32.72. 27. Bella Amico, SSWSC, 1:33.30. 34. Nicole Nolting, SSWSC, 1:37.06. 41. Helenka Ostaszewski, SSWSC, 1:40.60. 45. Maren Elvidge, SSWSC, 1:41.5. 
Men: 1. Noah Riemenschneider, SSWSC, 1:19.1. 2. Louis Nguyen, SSWSC, 1:19.22. 3. Cooper Puckett, SSWSC, 1:19.77. 4. Trey Seymour, SSWSC, 1:19.77. 6. Bode Flanigan, SSWSC, 1:20.73. 7. Cam Smith, SSWSC, 1:20.82. 9. Matt Smallhouse, SSWSC, 1:20.86. 10. Cam Owens, SSWSC, 1:21.09. 11. Jordan Simon, SSWSC, 1:21.64. 12. Nick Unkovskoy, SSWSC, 1:21.65. 13. Marat Washburn, SSWSC, 1:21.82. 16. Kyle Kagan, SSWSC, 1:22.04. 19. James Lahrman, SSWSC, 1:22.72. 20. Louis Weiner, SSWSC, 1:22.94. 21. Leo Davies, SSWSC, 1:23.26. 22. Aiden Mann, SSWSC, 1:23.52. 23. Cole Gedeon, SSWSC, 1:23.52. 25. Peter Dohr, SSWSC, 1:24.86. 30. Ethan Siegwart, CMC, 1:26.49. 38. Connor Crossen, SSWSC, 1:28.36. 46. Will Russell, SSWSC, 1:34.41. 52. Benton Sherman, SSWSC, 1:53.09.
Day 2
Women: 1. Kendahl Roufa, Vail, 1:28.46. 2. Riley Grosdidier, SSWSC, 1:29.17. 3. Daisi Daniels, Great Britain, 1:29.64. 7. Sequoia Anstine, SSWSC, 1:31.29. 9. Cheyenne Brown, CMC, 1:31.93. 10. Shia-Tau Ciecierska, CMC, 1:32.56. 12. Soneva Scott, SSWSC, 1:33.19. 15. Morgan Kosik, SSWSC, 1:33.98. 21. Nicole Nolting, SSWSC, 1:35.47. 26. Ryli Adrian, SSWSC, 1:36.44. 36. Maren Elvidge, SSWSC, 1:43.59. 
Men: 1. Cooper Puckett, SSWSC, 1:25.26. 2. Camden Palmquist, Buck Hill, 1:25.85. 3. Cam Owens, SSWSC, 1:26. 4. Cole Gedeon, SSWSC, 1:26.37. 5. Kyle Kagan, SSWSC, 1:27.23. 6. Colton Sankey, SSWSC, 1:27.48. 9. Peter Dohr, SSWSC, 1:28.64. 21. Connor Crossen, SSWSC, 1:30.73. 31. Will Russell, SSWSC, 1:37.92.

Steamboat slopestyle athletes podium at Keystone

Led by a first-place finish by Rocke Weinberg, four Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes podiumed at the Keystone slopestyle event Feb. 22. 

Weinberg was the top performer in the 10- to 11-year-old girls competition. Jesse Hamric earned second in the 14-15 boys competition, while Jackie Clemente took third. In the open class, Johnny Duty finished third, as teammate Marty Boyd picked up fourth. In the 12-13 boys competition, Braden Duty earned 10th. 

The event at Keystone was also on the World Rookie Tour series. In those standings, Weinberg was first among 14-and-under girls, Hamric was third in 14-and-under boys, and Johnny Duty was third in the 15-and-over men’s category. 

The team heads to Copper on Wednesday, Feb. 26, to compete in a Future’s Tour competition, which is a tier up from the level in which the team typically competes. Only athletes 14 and older can compete, so Clemente, Hamric, Boyd and Johnny Duty will represent SSWSC,

Ayad wins at Telluride

The U17-19 moguls skiers traveled to Telluride last weekend, and Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Anabel Ayad dominated.

Ayad won all three competitions, including both singles races as well as the duals event. 

Ella Walker finished in the top 10 all three days, earning third and fourth in the singles races and eighth in duals, while Riley Hodges finished eighth in singles. Katie McGlafilin just missed the top 10, taking 11th and 12th in singles.

Xander Tatar-Brown led the boys, taking fourth in duals and eighth in singles, landing a full twisting back flip and a cork 720. Misha Jensen earned 38th and 43rd in his singles races. 

Next up, the teams travel to divisional championships at Copper.

To reach Shelby Reardon, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @ByShelbyReardon.

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